Jesse Jackson is now being
scolded – justifiably – for expressly wishing to cut off Barack Obama’s
come on: no one is surprised that the rhyming reverend envies persons
whose political skills are more potent than his own. More importantly,
Rev. Jackson’s testy swipe at Sen. Obama is hardly his most
objectionable verbal emission. That distinction goes, I suggest, to
Rev. Jackson’s 1988 protest jingle at Stanford University – to wit:
"Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Western Culture’s Got to Go."
With that little
jewel, Rev. Jackson expressed his wish to castrate the human mind from
much of the finest and most seminal learning available to it.